- Christmas dinner
A little bit back we had a thread about people spending Christmas on their own. I am happy to be doing this. I am just not sure what to do for my meal. I like good food and am happy cooking but don’t want to spend the day in the kitchen. My tentative plan is to go out for a run or out on the bike in the morning then lunchtime walk with the dog before eating. So any suggestions? To give some idea we are planning a nice homemade beef Wellington for New Year when my wife will be back.Posted 2 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
My favourite simple but special meal is the best pork chops you can find, simply fried and served with a simple stew of butterbeans (those big Spanish white beans are even better), borlotti beans and haricot beans. 45 minutes tops from start to finish. A decent white Rioja to go with it and you’re all set.Posted 2 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Roast for one is a waste of time & effort imo.
A roast requires very little effort regardless how many or few people you’re cooking for. Potentially a lot of washing up, but theres very little involved other wise. Cooking for few people means you can just prepare everything in order, bunging it in the oven as you go.
If you look up Jamie Oliver xmas recipes theres a nice roast veg platter, 4 different veg roasted together in different flavours, that plus pots roasted in red wine vinegar and a meat lump of your choice does the trick
Duck is a good roast for one. I’m usually catering for vegetarians at xmas so cook a nice veggie main event, the stuff above and a duck for me. The flavours in the veg are sharp enough not to have to do any backflips with the duck, just roasted fairly plainly with a gravy made from the juices and red current jelly.Posted 2 years ago
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